Fungi

This zeller’s bolete was perhaps the best dressed mushroom of the season.

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Although, sometimes earthtones, like this Prince Agaricus, have their own appeal. 

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Matsutakes have been fruiting!

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Amanita calyptroderma is having an OK year, not as good as many but they were still out in abundance. 

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Amanita calyptroderma

These next ones on the other hand are easy and foolproof. This magnificent lion’s mane somehow was overlooked for much longer than would be normal.  

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Hericium erinaceus
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Hericium erinaceus

Coralloides always reminds me of something from the ocean. It might be my favorite mushroom, bar none, but if I’m not careful during harvesting and foraging they sure are a lot of work to clean.  

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Hericium coralloides
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Hericium coralloides (cultivated)
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Hericium coralloides

More:

some sort of blue mushroom
some sort of blue mushroom

Barrsia oregonense

This is an edible truffle that is associated with doug-fir.

Barrsia oregonense
Barrsia oregonense
Barrsia oregonense
Barrsia oregonense

Craterellus sp.

A cup fungus
A cup fungus

an earth-star:

an earth-star (Geastrum saccatum)
an earth-star (Geastrum saccatum)
an earth-star (Geastrum saccatum)
an earth-star (Geastrum saccatum)
A dyer's conk (Phaeolus schweinitzii)
A dyer’s conk (Phaeolus schweinitzii)
elfin-saddle
an elfin-saddle
puffball
A puffball
puffball
a puffball
oysters
oysters on a dead tan-oak
Oysters on a dead tan-oak
Oysters on a dead tan-oak
witch's butter (Tremella mesenterica)
witch’s butter (Tremella mesenterica)

Daldinia concentrica
Carbon balls

Daldinia concentrica
Daldinia concentrica